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Several Metra Trains Delayed, Some Canceled For Morning Rush

Switching and mechanical problems – as well as at least two cars stuck on the tracks – caused delays and a few cancellations on several Metra lines during the Thursday morning commute.

01/09/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Trains Delayed By Extreme Cold

CTA Purple Line service is resuming after Monday’s frigid weather shut it down for about an hour and caused delays on multiple other train lines during the morning commute.

01/06/2014

UP West Metra Train

Metra Hoping To Reduce Wind Delays With New Solution

The commuter rail agency’s high-wind solution is decidedly low-tech — the anemometer, a wind-speed measuring instrument that has been around for more than 500 years.

11/11/2013

UP West Metra Train

Metra Apologizes To BNSF Line Riders For Recent Delays

Metra and the BNSF Railway are apologizing to riders, because of a series of delays on the BNSF commuter line over the past few weeks.

06/20/2013

UP West Metra Train

Train Derailment In Bellwood Causes Metra Delays

A freight train derailment Sunday is causing delays for Metra Union Pacific trains in west suburban Bellwood.

02/03/2013

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Makes Repairs That Caused Delay On Blue Line

Trains on the CTA’s Blue Line are experiencing delays early Tuesday because of a “track condition” near the Harlem station.

01/22/2013

A CTA train. (CBS)

‘Major Delays’ For CTA Trains On Several Lines

L trains traveling to and from the Loop were experiencing “major” delays Wednesday morning due to signal problems, according to an alert from the Chicago Transit Authority.

01/16/2013

A 4-11 alarm was called for the fire in the 2400 block of West 21st Place about 1:45 p.m.  (Credit: CBS)

Extra-Alarm Warehouse Fire Struck Out

Service on the CTA’s Pink Line has been suspended between the 54th/Cermak and Polk stations because of the fire, which is near CTA property between California and Western avenues.

12/29/2012

The interior of the new CTA railcars. (Credit: CTA)

CTA’s Loop Problems May Not Be Entirely Fixed Until Saturday

Problems with switches at one of the busiest rail junctions on the CTA’s rapid transit system made a mess out of the homebound commute Friday evening and could mean delays until at least Saturday afternoon on lines that use the Loop L tracks.

12/07/2012

CTA Blue Line Delays Due To Track Issue Near Rosemont

Blue Line service is experiencing major delays due to a “track condition” near Rosemont.

11/27/2012

A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Person Hit, Killed By Metra Train

The person was fatally hit near the Irving Park station in the 3900 block of North Avondale Avenue, according to Fire Media Affairs.

11/23/2012

(Credit: rinkatwrigley.com)

Warm Weather Delays Opening Of Chicago Ice Rinks

This week’s unseasonably warm weather may be perfect for Thanksgiving Day football games, but it’s a little too warm for Chicago’s outdoor ice skating rinks.

11/21/2012

Fog at Chicago's O'Hare airport. (CBS)

Fog Causes Delays For Thanksgiving Travel

A dense fog blanketing Chicago is affecting Thanksgiving travel plans on Wednesday.

11/21/2012

United Airlines

Computer Problems Cause Havoc For United Airlines Passengers

A major computer outage at United Airlines delayed flights for thousands of travelers across the globe on Thursday, the third time this year a computer problem has hit the world’s largest airline.

11/15/2012

South Shore Train

Major Delays On South Shore Line

A power failure on the South Shore line in Northwest Indiana is causing a major headache for commuters this morning.

10/17/2012

Nearly 90 flights were canceled after a power outage at Midway Airport. (CBS)

After Power Outage, Midway Delays To Spill Into Weekend

A power outage on Midway’s airfield grounded dozens of flights and hundreds of passengers. The outage lasted for four hours, and CBS 2 learned the delays will be spilling into the weekend.

06/29/2012

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Red, Blue Line Delays Expected This Week

Late night Red and Blue Line riders should allow extra travel time this week as construction is expected to cause minor delays.

05/28/2012

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Red Line Trains Delayed Due To Report Of Smoke

Red Line trains are experiencing residual delays after service was temporarily stopped due to a report of smoke near the Clark and Division stop, according to the CTA.

02/22/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak: Freight Trains Delay 99 Percent Of Chicago-To-New Orleans Runs

Amtrak has filed an official complaint against Canadian National railway for regular delays on the route from Chicago to New Orleans.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Red, Brown And Purple Line Trains Delayed Due To Track Walker

At the height of the morning rush Thursday, someone saw fit to walk around on the busy Red-Brown-Purple Line ‘L’ tracks near Fullerton Avenue and slow down the commute for everybody.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

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